Accidents often happen without warning. All of a sudden, one vehicle crashes into another and now those involved must deal with the circumstances. Hopefully, everyone is safe; however, this is not always the case. When a car accident occurs, there are several things that a Maryland resident will want to do.
The first thing the individual will want to do is to make sure that everyone is okay. If there is any concern about someone’s medical condition, call for emergency personnel. Additionally, if vehicles have been damaged or an individual has been injured or killed, it will be necessary to contact the police.
While waiting for police and medical personnel to arrive, the individual may want to go ahead and exchange information with the other driver, if possible, and gather contact information for passengers and any witnesses. In doing so, it is fine to be cordial; however, the individual will want to be careful not say anything that can be misconstrued as admission of fault or liability. If possible, the individual will also want to take pictures of the vehicles. Insurance companies will need to be notified early on as well.
Even if individuals do not appear to require medical attention at the time of the accident, it is possible that the need will become apparent as the shock wears off and the individual begins to feel its effects. In seeking medical attention, keep detailed records of expenses and other costs such as lost time at work, etc. Hopefully, everything will work out and the Maryland resident will quickly recover from the accident. However, if this is not the case and it appears that legal assistance may be needed, all of this information collected can prove invaluable.